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How Immigration Enforcement Has Changed Since 1993

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Immigration enforcement has changed significantly ever since Congress approved a sweeping immigration bill in 1996, according to a new report. The ...

Hope Reborn From Fast for Immigration Reform

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 06.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Ana Garcia-Ashley

By next Thanksgiving, it is my hope and belief that fasting, and all of our other efforts, will have turned the tide at last.

Elise Foley

GOP Senators Go After Obama On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-two Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday going after the administration's review of its deport...

Republicans Attack Obama For Weighing Immigration Changes

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "...

Elise Foley

Obama Faces Growing Revolt Against Secure Communities | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) announced a significant change to the city's law enforcement policies. Going forwa...

Homeland Security Weighs Curbing Deportations

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't hav...

Immigration Reform Checkmate: DACA and Mental Health

Jarryd Willis | Posted 06.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Jarryd Willis

The House GOP can't continue to block immigration reform and have their presidential candidates oppose the DACA program and expect to garner more Hispanic/Asian votes than they did in 2012.

It's Time for Commonsense Law Enforcement When Dealing With Deportations

Janet Murguía | Posted 06.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Every once in a while a mainstream outlet will talk tough on immigration, apparently to prove that they are "balanced." It happened again this week wh...

How The Drug War Helps Fuel Mass Deportation

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.15.2014 | Latino Voices

The drug war is doing its part to fuel mass deportation, according to a study released last week. An average of more than 41,000 people with drug...

Immigration Gets Uglier for Obama by the Day

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Realizing that nothing can pass this House of Representatives, organizers asked Obama for help, and felt betrayed after they received a no from the "Deporter in Chief."

Elise Foley

Immigrants Release Ambitious Plan To Halt Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of undocumented and formerly undocumented immigrants released a set of ambitious demands for the president on Thursday: reduce d...

The Drug War = Mass Deportation: 250,000 Deported for Drug Offenses in Last 6 Years

Daniel Robelo | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Daniel Robelo

The drug war has increasingly become a war against migrant communities. It fuels racial profiling, border militarization, violence against immigrants, intrusive government surveillance and, especially, widespread detentions and deportations.

Elise Foley

Young Mexican Men Were Most Likely To Be Deported In 2013 | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the immigrants who were deported last year were Mexican citizens, male and in their twenties or thirties, according to a r...

Elise Foley

Nancy Pelosi Says Delay On Immigration Reform Is Related To Race | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had some harsh words Thursday for Republicans who won't allow a vote on comprehensive immi...

Elise Foley

Immigration Reform Advocates Not Giving Up On Congress Yet | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As some immigration activists turn to the White House with hopes for immigration reform, a coalition called the Fast for Families conclu...

Elise Foley

Immigration Activists Begin Hunger Strike Outside White House | Elise Foley | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three immigration activists began a hunger strike on Tuesday outside the White House to demand their loved ones -- a mother, a son and a...

John Boehner Blames Obama For Immigration Reform Delay

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) once again blamed President Barack Obama for the potential failure of immigration reform, saying Monday that chang...

Cities Across The U.S. Are Speaking Out Against Deportations

AP | TERRY TANG | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama...

Elise Foley

Immigration Activists Escalate Deportation Fight | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration activists are gearing up for a major day of action on Saturday directed squarely at President Barack Obama, demanding he hal...

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

Elise Foley

Hispanic Caucus Demands Deportation Changes | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a list of recommendations on how to suspend some deportations to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ...

Rand Paul: GOP Needs To 'Get Beyond Deportation'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warned Republicans Tuesday that they wouldn't have much of a chance with Latino voters until they could "get beyond" focusing o...

Congressman Becerra: Your Party, or Our Immigrant Families?

Erika Andiola | Posted 05.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

Using the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants for political gain is wrong. Holding influence and power as a Latino, yet not caring about people like my mother is wrong.

Elise Foley

House Democrats Aim To Push Past GOP On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are hoping to reignite the debate over a comprehensive immigration reform bill this week through a procedural stunt mean...

Elise Foley

Here's What Obama Can Actually Do To Slow Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After years of pleas from immigration groups, President Barack Obama last week ordered a review of his administration's deportation prac...